Author Archives: Maren

May your dreams come true — a guest post, from Roofs for the Roofless, India

Here are some words from Dayalan Devanesen from Roofs for the Roofless in Chennai. We celebrate the opening of his new building in spite of heat and water scarcity. I first met his parents as poets nearly thirty years ago. … Continue reading

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Martha and Mary of Bethany — 15 years later, a dialogue

Later, in the garden — fifteen years later Someone online asked for a dialogue sermon featuring Martha and Mary in Luke 10 and others counseled watching out for the potential stereotypes. This morning I was walking around the federal building … Continue reading

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Guest Post — Yosimar Reyes

Yosimar Reyes is a queer, undocumented, poet, performance artist and public speaker. I often share his amazing poems here which let his words travel the world. His gift as a poet speaks to each of our hearts. He is not … Continue reading

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When Nationalism and Self-Righteousness, Surface

Originally posted on The Spiritual Activist:
“‘Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?’ Jesus asked.   The lawyer answered, ‘The one who showed him mercy.’   Jesus said to…

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Morning Prayer for the day of ICE Raids

Morning is breaking like a last morning; children are weeping, families are lost. Battered by threats and frightened by warnings immigrant neighbors lifting the cross. For Miami families we pray. For Baltimore residents who are contributing to the community, we … Continue reading

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Prayer for those facing Hurricane Barry

God, who is with us in the whirlwind — with us and caring for us — we hear that the danger is less in the winds of landfall, than in the rain, the unremitting rains of the days to come … Continue reading

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A Know-Your-Rights spiritual for immigrants in advance of the ICE crackdown

Somebody’s knocking at your door. Somebody’s knocking at your door. When ICE comes knocking you don’t have to answer — Somebody’s knocking at your door. Silent — you have the right to be. Silent — you have the right to … Continue reading

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